Energy News for week ending August 7, 2015

Clean Power Plan

How Obama’s Clean Power Plan actually works — a step-by-step guide,

Mass. has made most emissions cuts required by new rules, state says, The Boston Globe

Final Version of Obama’s Carbon Rules Cut N.H. Some Slack, NH Public Radio

New emissions limits for power plants go easy on Maine, Press Herald

National Grid US Applauds EPA’s Clean Power Plan, (press release) MarketWatch

VT praises Obama’s clean power plan,


$700-million ‘clean’ gas-fired power plant proposed in Burrillville, Providence Journal

Eversouce Still Says Total Burial of Northern Pass too expensive; Feds Say it is Feasible, NH Public Radio

Hydro-Québec looks to northeastern US,

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Energy Facilities Siting Board takes comments on pipeline plan in Lunenburg, Lowell Sun

State energy board: We’ll carry Mass. pipeline message to FERC, MassLive

In Dracut, public unloads on gas pipeline plan, Lowell Sun

Community members blast siting board on pipeline, The Recorder

Environmental group criticizes Berkshire Gas pipeline investment, Boston Globe

Lunenburg selectmen come out against gas pipeline, Sentinel & Enterprise

Group objects to co. owner’s investment in pipeline, The Recorder

Energy Efficiency

Report: Energy efficiency remains a priority for educational institutions,

Legislature blocked several measures that would have hurt progress on climate change, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

New Haven School to Use State-of-the-Art Building to Teach Sustainability, WNPR

Senate Energy Committee Advances Shaheen’s Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Proposals, Real Estate Rama

Renewable Energy

FERC Okays Electronic Dispatch of Wind and Hydro in ISO-NE Market, Energy Manager Today

Is VT’s renewable energy plan cost effective?, (Opinion)

Nexamp and Jiminy Peak Launch Construction of Largest community Solar Project in Northeast, (Press release) Power Engineering Magazine

N.H. Solar Boom Could Stop Just As It Starts, New Hampshire Public Radio

City celebrates installation of solar panels, New Britain Herald


Entergy: NRC approves step in eliminating EPZ at Vermont Yankee, Brattleboro Reformer

From the editor: Getting the nuclear option back on track, Addison Eagle

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